29 episodes

The Sports Desk is your main port of call for news and discussion about sports in Malta. Join Valhmor Camilleri, Gianluca Lia, Kurt Aquilina and Paul Cachia from Malta's number 1 news outlet as they delve into the sports news.

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The Sports Desk is your main port of call for news and discussion about sports in Malta. Join Valhmor Camilleri, Gianluca Lia, Kurt Aquilina and Paul Cachia from Malta's number 1 news outlet as they delve into the sports news.

    Andorra's record-breaking football team captain

    Andorra's record-breaking football team captain

    Episode Notes
    Ildefons Lima is not only Andorra's national team captain, he's also a world record holder.

    But the 40-year-old footballer who is so beloved in his country is currently in an awkward situation, in a tug-of-war with Andorra's football federation over its COVID-19 protocols.

    He speaks to Gianluca Lia about that issue and more.

    Note: This interview is in Italian.

    • 36 min
    Former Malta international Jacob Borg

    Former Malta international Jacob Borg

    Former Malta international Jacob Borg looks back on a career that saw him represent the likes of Sliema Wanderers, Gżira United, Balzan as well as Finn Harps in Ireland.

    In this interview, he tells Times of Malta's Gianluca Lia that he is currently taken a step back from football while evaluating some offers, and discusses life during the coronavirus pandemic in Australia, where he is living.

    • 16 min
    From battling with Balzan to life in Australia's second tier

    From battling with Balzan to life in Australia's second tier

    Harry Ascroft now plays in Australia's second-tier after a spell with Finn Harps of Ireland, where he played with former Malta player Jacob Borg.

    He speaks to Gianluca Lia about that experience as well as his time with Balzan, with whom he played in the UEFA Europa League.

    Ascroft speaks about the COVID-19 situation in Australia and how football is trying to restart there.

    • 13 min
    Atalanta and the coronavirus in Bergamo

    Atalanta and the coronavirus in Bergamo

    Giulio Ghidotti is an Italian journalist from Bergamo who covers Atalanta and Albinoleffe.
    He speaks to Gianluca Lia about the coronavirus situation in Bergamo and the slow return to normality in the Italian region.

    Ghidotti also had a huge connection with Malta through journalism and in this interview he describes what the country means to him.

    • 22 min
    From Maidenhead to Malta: footballer Joseph Ellul

    From Maidenhead to Malta: footballer Joseph Ellul

    Joe Ellul has had a positive season as a defender for Maidenhead, but his club and teammates are still unsure how the pandemic-affected season will pan out for them. What will the future hold for the lower league defender? Gianluca Lia speaks to him.

    • 19 min
    Should the 2019-20 season be completed?

    Should the 2019-20 season be completed?

    As the debate rages about what will happen to the 2019-20 season, Valletta FC vice-president Alex Fenech tells Valhmor Camilleri that if the BOV Premier League is cancelled it will have serious repercussions on the future of Maltese football.

    • 20 min

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